Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pictured during an addresses to the media at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico, September 14, 2017. (Reuters Photo)
JERUSALEM, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Israeli officials said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet U.S. President Donald Trump alongside the UN General Assembly to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Army Radio reported.
Israeli officials said Netanyahu will try to persuade Trump to retract U.S. support for the nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran.
"The most important thing in the upcoming meeting is demanding the cancellation of the nuclear deal," said Israeli cabinet minister, Yisrael Katz, who is also the minister of transportation.
In an interview with Army Radio, Katz said that "the lesson from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shows negotiations and agreements with dictatorships do not prevent the development of nuclear weapons."
Netanyahu is expected to use his speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to reiterate his position that Iran poses a threat to the stability of the Middle East.
The hardline politician has been a vocal opponent of the nuclear deal, which was signed two years ago in Vienne between Iran and the world powers.
Israel has been worried over Iran's expansive role in Syria and Lebanon, Israel's northern neighbors.